Emma Coronel will remain in prison: she would face a sentence of 10 years to life in prison

(Fotos: VÍA Instagram/ Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

11:00 (GMT-6) Prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi represents the United States government. Jeff Lichtman is the defense attorney for Emma Coronel.

11:01 The Judge Robin Mariweather ask if Emma Coronel needs an interpreter. His defender says yes, in Spanish. Lichtman and Nardozzi joke about how neither of them speaks Spanish.

11:02 The judge asks Coronel how he is, but she does not respond.

11:10 Colonel’s attorney, Jeff Lichtman, says he will give consent for Emma to remain incarcerated indefinitely. Emma Coronel will spend some time in federal jail in Washington, DC.

11:40 The judge addresses Emma directly, asks her to take the oath

-“Mr / Ms. Aispuro, please raise your right hand. ” Colonel answers “yes”.

11: 44 The judge asks Coronel if he has health problems or if he is taking medications that could make it difficult to understand what is happening, the defendant says no.

11:47 Judge Robin Mariweather read the accusations against Emma Coronel. He faces charges of conspiracy to import heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine. If convicted, she faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison, in addition to a fine of up to $ 10 million.

11:58 Prosecutors ask to keep Emma Coronel in preventive prison until his trial, justifying his decision under the argument that “the defendant worked closely with the structure of the Sinaloa Cartel, especially with her husband, Joaquín el “Chapo” Guzmán ”. In addition to his participation in the escape of the criminal leader from the Altiplano maximum security prison, in 2015.

12:01 The prosecutor confirms that Coronel will remain incarcerated in Alexandria, Virginia (USA), since he has contacts with the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel and the financial means to escape from prison on bail.

12:07 “I order that Ms. Aispuro be detained without bail pending trial, recognizing that the defense maintains its right to reopen pretrial detention in the future,” says the prosecutor.

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